First copies of Ambazonian Curriculum reach GZ

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The long-awaited Ambazonian Curriculum has been delivered to the first few Community schools.

The exercise marks a decisive turning point in the Collaboration needed to actualize the decolonization of Ambazonia and proceed to freedom and dignity for the next generation of Ambazonians.

Henceforth qualification gained in Ambazonia will be valuable and capable of opening doors for our children. Ambazonian parents can be assured that their children’s qualifications will be internationally recognized and accepted. They will no longer have to embark on “English-Language” foundations courses before they gain access to higher education foreign lands.

We the Ambazonians will do for ourselves together.

Ambazonia News invites all our well-wishers who wish to improve the future of our children, many of whom are in refugee camps to visit www.unmak-arf.org make a donation for our humanitarian efforts to raise their spirits and remind them that they are not alone. They could receive a reading book and the impulse to start their liberation by reading.

Federalists still wrong!

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To talk about federalists is to validate them when they have no existence in logic! However, due to the “Canada Process” also known as “Pre-Pre-talks” there is once more an illusory platform for “federalist” proponents. The paradox of the federalists persists against all odds even though La Republique du Cameroun has deployed intimidation tactics in the form of “convocations” to quash all usage of the term – and that was mainly against the “federalists” themselves – not even against Ambazonians. No! Ambazonians had a worse fate reserved for them – summary extrajudicial executions, callously trumpeted as “neutralisation” in their propaganda. They have even been known to issue official communiques – for La Republique du Cameroun loves a communique – outlining how they “neutralised” several unarmed youths suspected of being separatists. Suspicion seems enough to seal a youth’s fate in Ambazonia! That was earlier.

These days, after our whole scale resistance and demonstrated resilience, they are resorting to all forms of time-wasting, with the forlorn hope that our resolve would wane. Our resolve is not waning! Our people have endured deliberate psychological attacks in the form of disinformation and manipulation. Some have hesitated for a while but they are all still basically convinced of the righteousness of our cause and the complete “does-not-go-ness” of any idea that “One Cameroun” might ever again include Ambazonia! Not even in a de facto union! Especially not in a de facto union! Not in any union! It is One Solution – Independence for Ambazonia!

One Ambazonian sage once predicted that when La Republique Cameroun woke up and tried to negotiate for federation with Ambazonia that it would be too late. It has been too late for 5 years! Having our streets blocked by militias so foreign that they could “mistakenly” fire live rounds into school traffic tells even the deafest non-listener and shows even the blindest non-looker that Ambazonia into La Republique du Cameroun does not go! That is why no intimidation can turn our citizens! We have to be thankful to La Republique du Cameroun for proving to our people over these last six years that La Republique du Cameroun behind their thugs is a hollow vacuum of nothingness and that their main power over Ambazonia was solely Ambazonians willingness to put up and continue to hope for “better” eventually. Eventually has been and gone and LRC has proved that only worse is to come if we the Ambazonians persist in that willingness to give one more chance! More than that, they have proved that Ambazonians can take their destiny and dignity in their own hands.

So why are there still people who dare show their faces and talk about federalism? It is down to Ambazonian liberalism! We like a debate like no other people! That comes from the days when our competing parties in the fifties and early sixties used to travel together to election rallies and debate and make their separate speeches and then go back together sometimes sharing a drink. Nevertheless, the federalists are mistaken…

They [federalists] are hanging in mid-air because La Republique Cameroon is not debating federalism and unlikely to be anytime soon. In this situation the federalist trying to offer “nothing” to a people who have been living through the “proof” that any association with La Republique is fatal and who have seen La Republique du Cameroun’s arguments against federalism! In Ambazonia News’ view this is the most pointless “argument” since the Athenians first described democracy!

La Republique du Cameroun is a paradox in burning villages, killing school children, “neutralising suspected separatists” and propagating “one Cameroun” given that their dictator decreed a secession of La Republique du Cameroun from the still-tenuous United Republic of Cameroon. Everyone knows that! They know it! They have it on record in their courts that that decree was Ambazonian Restoration. In 2017 La Republique briefly considered rowing back by trying to phase in the “United Republic of Cameroon” name. It is likely their mentors counselled against that and instead mistakenly promoted the idea that even their corrupt system was capable of defeating grand-mothers with peace plants! What ever the reasoning, they decided they could win! One possible reason is that they knew that even the “United Republic” was not a union – except by being a de facto union – and could not be sustained in any negotiation or court.

When a “nation” decides to resort to “war” or force, they are suspending “international law” righteousness even if they had any. So the federalists debating nice academic points about Ambazonia’s legal ground are wide off the mark! When La Republique du Cameroun is defeated and finally have to leave, no international partners are going to weigh up the spurious legal arguments that were so cleverly outlined by the fence-sitters! That also means that we the Ambazonians know that we have to win on the ground – and on that point we have to be thankful to the federalists legalists.

The nice international community knows it but persists in waiting with patience for La Republique du Cameroun to kill enough of us so that they can express outrage with “never-again” before resuming their cosy dealings with La Republique du Cameroun. That is just the way of things so Ambazonians need to beware and continue the fight. That goes without saying as La Republique continues forays into our country!

The time is coming when it will have to be decided. Being born Ambazonian does not compel anyone to be Ambazonian – nor to have our precious and rare citizenship foisted on them! People who consider themselves citizens of La Republique should not be waiting on the fence for our citizens to be killed so that they can negotiate a better La Republique status for themselves. We just eventually have to accept that such a dichotomy exists.

The opacity of the Canada Pre-Pre talks would appear to be conveying the feeling that “Ambazonians” alone are the ones wrestling with the shadow non-argument of federation. What is La Republique looking for apart from the usual playing for time? What is the international community’s stake in this? A stable democratic, accountable, successful and prosperous Ambazonia is a better security ally in the Gulf of Guinea. We insist on our dignity. In this setup Ambazonia is certainly not the supplicant! The conflict is so “one-solution” that it hardly bears the bother of speculating on what they are “negotiating”. While waiting we must all be aware that the one solution depends on our actualising our independence with no regard for what French Cameroun decide to do.

We the Ambazonians

Ambazonia’s “The Few”

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In every Liberation Struggle there is a vital core of committed individuals. Ambazonia’s Liberation Struggle is no exception. As in every one of the previous struggles the momentum of our march toward dignity and freedom is maintained by the few.

The few have absolute faith and belief – nobody needs to nag them and they ignore all of La Republique’s various propaganda and psychological efforts even when they think they are isolated.

The few know it is a long hard road they travel and that does not deter them. They are realistic when assessing inevitable temporary setbacks and finding ways to do better in the next phase of the road.

The few trust in the rest of the other of the few and count on their picking up the baton when called upon. They know that this is their turn to carry the baton and continue put their all in it, trusting in the righteousness of their course and the continuous grace and protection of “The Watch Man” of our Nation.

The few have daily methods of continuing to maintain their commitment and belief, finding their own ways to keep their dignity and honour their homeland.

The few are modest and honour the first among the few, who were very few indeed at a given time, but maintained Ambazonians soul in their hearts, waiting patiently for few more few to join their ranks.

In the last few years the few have grown less few but the true few still stand out by the language they speak…

They never say “the government” when referring to La Republique du Cameroun …

Or “the army”, nor “the military”, when referring to La Republique’s rabble of occupying militias …

but sing their Anthem even when acknowledging they are shy singers … or claiming that they don’t have good singing voices. Ambazonia News says that no voice can sing Ambazonia’s Anthem badly! for that Anthem regulates the singer’s voice. In any case, and not that they need to be told, for they know. They are of the few and their contribution is not a singing voice … though any singing voice is a start and blessed among the many and treasured among the few.

The few have more qualities than these listed here. They will continue doing what they are doing and encouraging others to join in and enjoy still-unheralded membership of their exalted ranks.

Are you one of the few? The few never say they are of the few. They just remain the few, doing what few do and trusting in their duty and righteousness and the protection of The Watchman … If you know you are of the few, accept our implicit duffed hat and continue being. If you are aspiring, like so many, trust in the righteousness of our course and open your eyes to the the truth that only the Most High God, The Watchman of Our Nation could have contrived the sequence of events that would kick-start our Restoration and then sustained it in the face of the worst efforts of our detractors.

We the Amazonians.

Unmask genocide in Ambazonia

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The unmask platform is a resource for Ambazonians to start to take our story to third parties. It has been said that Genocide in Amazonia is “the most neglected crisis” on the planet. We have to grudgingly acknowledge that La Republique du Cameroun has managed to marshal her diplomatic capital to minimise the light on her criminal and genocidal war in Ambazonia. Even so we the Ambazonians have to be relatively satisfied with our tenacity given we started from a bank of no diplomatic capital.

What we need to do next, those of us in the diaspora, is to renew our efforts to take this to the constituents of those who have sought to look the other way while La Republique du Cameroun has been burning homes, killing children on their way to school and proudly publishing tales of how their valiant army killed youths in Southern Cameroons just because they were “suspected separatists”. Our neighbours can help us to question and get a change in attitude from those International Partners who have been looking away and waiting.

We must also let them know that our people on the ground have moved on and now enjoy the freedom and dignity of being Ambazonian. Looking away is no longer an option and they must all remember saying “never again” only a quarter of a century ago. Our supporting evidence is the proliferation of Community Schools where our people have voted with their feet to invest in their childrens’ futures separate from La Republique du Cameroun – waiting and looking away are no longer a viable options as a free people are not gong to return to servitude and second-class citizenship.

On the IG Stabilizing Policies to secure your trust

Accountability and Action speaks for itself but is ensured by the 90:10 which commits all collected funds in the ratio of 90% to GZ and 10% to humanitarian care. So that is AA.

Building Bridges is the protocol for driving collaboration between all stakeholders in the Ambazonian Liberation struggle, be they in the diaspora or on the ground. Ambazonia News would venture that BB is  a no-brainer.

And yet there has also been some friction between ARF and some diaspora parties. Complementary Commitment is the answer. The diaspora should commit to complement the commitment of the ARF and the civilians on GZ who, respectively, have to execute the push out of the La Republique du Cameroun’s militias, and demonstrate that Ambazonia can live a dignified freedom.

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Extraordinary CGA APP called to review Election Modalities. Approves the bill.

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Please join to add your voice.

In the Extraordinary Constituents General Assembly the modified Modalities were present, reviewed and approve in a vote to the tune of 98%.

The bill now clarifies how the vetting results can be shared, removes the appendage of pay for the President and the meaning of and timing for the publication of the list of qualified voters.

In a bid to ensure any polls are free, fair and transparent, LGA chairs alone constitute the electoral college and it is they or their designated representatives who will cast a vote reflecting their prior LGA vote. This means that all who join an LGA and fulfil their civic duties according to the provisions of the Code will be able to express their choice through their LGA and will have the same weight as their LGA chairs and their RC representatives, who will, similarly have the same weight, voting at their LGA.

Read the Complete Electoral Code here or on the IG repository.

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Complementary Commitment: IG on Ways of Working between Diaspora and GZ

The IG has continued developing the Building Bridges protocol. The latest iteration and refinement seeks to address the vital issue of collaboration between the diaspora and the Ambazonia Restoration Forces on the ground.

The vision is crystalized in the two words Complementary Commitment. The Diaspora should commit to provide the resources needed for the Liberation and complement ARFs and civilians.

Read the complete CC document on the IG website.

Herbert Boh on “The Canada Process”

The World Versus Southern Cameroons

By Ntumfoyn Boh Herbert (Yindo Toh)


Another leg of a century-old game – the World versus Southern Cameroons – will be played next week in Canada. The players, referee, line judges, spectators, match delegates, fans, financiers, and victims (over 30,000 slain since November 2017) are the same. 
 
Bloody rounds of the tragic version of this game are being played in Southern Cameroons, to the deafening silence of the international community – unimpressed by genocide. Worse than criminal silence, those who, not so long ago, called for “negotiations without preconditions”, are back to pulling strings, in the shadows and watching the game… in callous indifference. The game prioritizes interests over rights or lives. In it, geopolitics trumps sovereignty rights and sticking with allies, however evil the alliance, is better so long as might makes right.
 
Activists for an independent Southern Cameroons have been played at this game for over 100 years. It is the vengeance they got served for rejecting a 44-year-old experiment by the United Kingdom to assimilate them into Nigerians. In 1961, the world ganged up to impose more of the same. In a plebiscite supervised by the United Nations (no less!), Southern Cameroonians were forced to choose either what they had earlier rejected – union with Nigeria – or its next worse alternative – union with Cameroun.
 
Today’s events in Ukraine makes the hypocrisy shouting. Imagine the United Nations and NATO forcing Ukraine (once a part of the defunct Soviet Union) to gain and/or maintain independence either by becoming a part of Russia or by becoming a part of (wild guess) China. Imagine an African country doing what Canada is doing next week: host and moderate an event to tell citizens of Quebec to give up their campaign, not to obtain, but to restore their independence. Imagine South Africa staging a public relations event on behalf of the rest of Canada while the latter’s army slaughters citizens of Quebec. The West is willing to go nuclear in defense of Ukraine, but engages in diplomatic hide-and-seek games if required to decry genocide. It won’t set aside its interests to reaffirm the rights of natives to self-determination, self-rule, and freedom from colonial domination in all its forms. You heard right: “black lives (don’t) matter”. 
 
That’s how genocide is made. Impunity. The kind of impunity that France and Cameroun enjoy in Southern Cameroons under the pretext of fighting “terrorists” and “secessionists”. The insistence to keep Southern Cameroons a part of Cameroun that Nigeria did not have in 1953-54 when Ambazonia broke away and that Russia can’t evoke in dealing with ex-Soviet Ukraine. 
 
Cameroun’s tyrant-for-life, Paul Biya, has confessed that this is about treating other humans as game. “We tried assimilating their system into the majority francophone system but because of identity difference, it failed,” Biya told Sudanese-born telecoms billionaire Mo Ibrahim during an interview in 2019. Cameroun’s failed 61-year-old experiment, like the 44 years of efforts by Nigeria, will never convert Ambazonians into Camerounians. The resolve of this “Never Again Generation” will never be broken. In fact, the monkey games which give Cameroun a pass for engaging but not committing to the Swiss Process or play prolongation time in Canada, pretending to be for mediation, will only persuade movements like mine, MoRISC, to get fully involved with funding self-defense or start an armed wing… because monkey see, monkey do.
 
Today’s unraveling was both predictable and predicted. Dag Hammarskjold, the UN Secretary General from 1953-1961, warned that “uniting the Southern Cameroons to the Cameroun Republic is like forcing a balloon under the sea. One day, it will come out”. That day broke fast… dawning before Dag Hammarskjold’s tragic loss in a plane crash. In the hope of drowning the Ambazonian independence balloon, the West ignored the overwhelming vote for independence at the Mamfe Conference in 1957. It violated the UN Charter. It looked away in February 1961 as Cameroun (independent on 1st January 1960) adopted a federal constitution under which it effectively annexed Southern Cameroons. This was two months before the 21st April 1961 UN vote for independence and five months before effective independence on 1st October 1961.
 
France, a veto power-wielding Permanent Member of the Security Council sold all shame to defend its interests, delaying UN resolutions and causing the vote to be taken several times in the forlorn hope that Southern Cameroons would be denied independence. That campaign failed, but the game was only getting started. Since 1961, it’s been played into prolongations. The United Kingdom has swallowed its tongue, seeing no evil, hearing no evil, and saying no evil of its ally, France. London has watched with sealed lips as Paris has led Southern Cameroons, like a sheep from self-government (even under colonial rule back in 1954) to the slaughter house of recolonization. Along with UN officials, the UK declared forfeiture, staying away from the UN-mandated Foumban Conference in July 1961 where France and Cameroun were allowed to snatch victory from the jaws of the bitter defeat they suffered three months earlier at the UN General Assembly.
 
This history is useful in understanding why the West, to this day, plays spectator. Three years ago, when the Swiss Government announced that it had the consent of Cameroun and Southern Cameroons liberation movements to launch a mediation process for “negotiations without preconditions”, the same old games were reactivated. In public, the West blessed the initiative. In the dark, the world – the UN, the African Union, the European Commission, the Commonwealth of Nations, the governments of the United States, the UK and Canada – did little for it to work. Supporting the Swiss in what was the first meaningful opportunity since the Foumban Conference to address the root causes of The Southern Cameroons Problem would have hurt the interests of colonizers – akin to scoring an own diplo-goal. 
 
So, the West pretended to pressure Cameroun. It said all the right things, by day. By night, though, world powers sabotaged the process. After three years of mumbling support for the Swiss-led Process, France has confessed it is as “blind” as it claimed to be during the Rwanda Genocide. Last July, Macron sang from the same hymn book as his “best pupil”, Paul Biya, when he called for a return to the well-documented failed solution known as decentralization. In the shadows, Canada, a major financier of the Swiss Initiative, had already embarked on collaborating with so-called moderates in the Biya regime (if they exist).
 
Next week, Canada will deliver for Yaounde when it hosts and moderates Cameroun’s Second Grand National Dialogue in Canada. In Canada’s minority French-speaking Quebec Province, where an army of mostly Canada’s majority English-speaking people is not slaughtering those who seek independence for Quebec; in the province which France actively supported to secede from Canada, Ottawa will host what Cameroun dreams could be the first step in Ambazonia’s surrender. Ottawa is open about a few secrets. For the record, it admits this is not Canada initiating another third-party mediation. Please, read: this is Canada playing monkey games at the behest of powerless, spineless “moderates” in the Biya regime. They are at the service of Slave Prime Minister Dion Ngute who claims to have the blessings of Tyrant Biya for this N-th dead-on-arrival effort at reversing the irreversible.
 
As both umpire and player in Canada – a sharp contrast with its status of “one of two, both equal in status” under the Swiss-led Process – Yaounde cannot wait for kick-off. It has already dispatched three junior level French-speaking staff from Dion Ngute’s office. Nine enablers of Southern Cameroonian descent, most of them civil society representatives based in Southern Cameroons, and two regime apparatchiks (an unelected mayor and the head of the so-called National Youth Council) complete their line-up. These characters will face off against individuals and leaders of organizations supposedly fighting for independence. They are swimming against an irreversible tide. A tsunami of Ambazonians, in their millions, see through these games and, like me, will never attend. Sadly, for a fortnight, I have been horrified to witness people I have considered comrades in the struggle literally beg to be invited to this Camerouno-Camerounian Grand National Dialogue hosted in Canada.
 
Canada’s role – even as moderator – is less than holy. Ottawa is still one of Yaounde’s arms suppliers – genocide notwithstanding. It believes it needs to babysit Ambazonia, helping hand-pick the enablers who will window-dress as Southern Cameroonians next week. Why stop, right? In supporting the Swiss Process, Canada still funded a certain Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiations – opposed to the Process – reportedly to help coordinate self-defense groups. 
 
Getting next week’s rushed game on the fixtures is no accident. That it comes hard on the heels of the Swiss announcement is intended, not unfortunate. Cameroun badly needs a public relations coup. Even the staunchest of Cameroun supporters were caught off guard by its foot-in-the-mouth decision about no longer being interested in third-party mediation. Beginning next week, Canada’s not-so-good offices can help sanitize Cameroun’s blood-dripping hands. It is an off ramp Yaounde needs to blur the message that its military option is full throttle. The West, which in the 1950s feared that an independent Southern Cameroons would be pro-Moscow, now seeks to placate Yaounde to prevent Russia expanding its influence in Africa. 
 

Next week, Cameroun will begin its abuse of Canada. It is just a matter of time before what it just did to Switzerland is done to Canada. Ottawa seems aware. It admits next week will start small and slow. Why go fast with only tens of thousands of Southern Cameroonians – not Ukrainians and not Quebecois – slaughtered, right? To protect its interests, Canada is throwing a life vest to Cameroun, serving as a Trojan Horse. Next week, the Swiss of Humanitarian Dialogue and UN observers will climb out of the belly of the Ottawa Horse and unadvised spectators at this new/old tragicomedy will be fooled into thinking the Swiss endorse this. To their credit, Canada admits that this effort amounts to throwing as much jelly on the wall to see what will stick. It is, they say, bringing together Southern Cameroonians to sought it out among themselves – in Canada. The late Christian Cardinal Tumi has to be turning in his grave.